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Queen Victoria's Cats.
Qtiprn Victoria wn n Rr-at lovor of cat, nnil whn the court tnovuil It was ncron i.inli (l ly a regular caravan of ra:.. IYr.I:iii, Manx. Angora. Mai ee nii, taliliy cits. il! travoltvl In ftiiti' In H;irn:ir;il. (lionii Windsor tr Miii'MtiLliani fal.in nn tho raso Ir.itlit lie. One Persian eat, of which the n'n en wan partictil.-irly fr.n.l, wore unmtiil her neck n rollar. nn which npeii:eil In silvr let It m the Inscrlp tletl. "I liloti ti the tUeeti." Black Snake a Fighter. A w riter lm dcs rllieil the mnimon hlael; (ttiake a-t th" limst pniMinefoim of all the reiitlle family. "Me l al ways rraily fur a fijlit." he said, "and the man who ilnr.-ii'l understand Ms Htyle of tlhtltm will t!o well lo apolo clze I i fore tin first Mow Is struck." A latxe niimlu r of the sna!;es In tho Worcester farm are Florida rattlers eaiiBht hy Mr. Urownell vlihin the last three years. Table Manners. Many thinus are ml taught at school at the present day because they aro declared to li obsolete, nnd some of t:s suspect that table manners tire atnoni; them. If tint, how nre we to account fur the ungraceful manipula tion of Knife and fork that wo witness so frequently, and the misuse of table ware Kcnerally. which Is at limes al most barbaric? I a.ly's I'lctor' 1 Free Scores of Opera. A German inventor lias perfected an nppiratus which, by easy manipula tion, throws the words of an opera belntj suriK on to tint proscenium above the tstauc. The words appear line by line as liny are sunn, and there Is nnthini; about It to disturb the spectators. The apparatus Is con trolled by the prompter, and Is stated to be quite cheap. Influence of Music. It was Rimer Paeon who wrote: "Instrumental music nnd son? brings power and vlur. stir up nature and helps her In all her motions," and the man who ta'uM a daily dose of music will not only live longer, but better, more satisfactorily lo himself and those about him. than one who does not. Km hanye. Expert Evidence. " hen lie noes to a I literal meet in H he Is a l.ll'cra! ami when he Kes to a Tory meeting he is a Tory," said a voter's wife to a canvasser. "Hut," quelled the canvasser, '"what is ho when he Is at home?" and the lady nave the unexpected reply: "When ho Is at home he Is a nuisance." Lou don Mail. A Careful Merrimac Man. A promlnc n" business man of Mer rimac, Mass. while allenilinK a horso trot, was acioslcd by a fakir, who fald: "Take a hand." To this the Merrimac man replied. "No. sir; I have on!y two hands, ami I have to keep one on my oikelbooU and tho other on my watch." Judicial Reserve. It may be double, l whether the Knij lish bench is able to maintain tho same reserve which was one of Its characteristics 111 tie more than a cell-, tury ai?o. We have even heard of learned judges helm; seen Jumping In to omnibuses In Oxlord street. Solici tors' Journal. "Pawning Agent." A woman who appeared !n a Lon don police court the other (lay was described as a "pawning agent." Sho mnkes her living hy payniuj; things for her neighbors, who pay her a coin mission because they believe she can secure larger loans than they could. Nothing More Amusing. There is hardy anything more amusing than to watch a millionaire bargaining over a penny. Hut the chances aro that if he had not bar gained he would never have become a millionaire. Neue Freto I'resse, Vicuna. Ancient Military Leaders. Plutarch relates that when Hanni bal was asked who were the greatest military leaders In the world's his tory, he gave the first place to Pyr rhus, the second to Sclplo, his own conqueror, himself taking third place. Family Umbrella. There has been discovered at Greenock, Kuglnnd, an old fashioned umbrella with whalebone ribs, which must be quite 120 years old. When opened it affords shelter for a whole family. His Apology. "I'd like to take you homo to dinner, old chap," said Mr. Younghusband, "but this is one of the days my wiro and the hired ylrl go to cooking school." Woman's Home Companion. Uncovers Famous Picture. leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" In the Paris Louvre has a new frame which reveals an edge of the famous picture heretofore covered. When Male Vanity Shows Itself. After a man has been told that hi 3 hair is getting thin on top (or the first tlino in his life he finds out how to handla a hand glass. Oysters in Ye Olden Dayes. In Dresden, 30 years ago, "epi cures" used to eat Venetian oysters that had been ou the way three weeks. Better Education for Clrlt. The greatest problem of education unsolved to-day relates to alrls. Here tofore their education has been a mere copy of that long ago established for boys. Some day a genius will come nlong and conceive thoughts which shall form the basis of nn education w hich shall help girls to nil their best possibilities without illHslpttlnir their strength on lines of effort established for natures In some respects entirely Uifferc nt Collier's Weeklv. Remedy for Influenia. Onion porridge Is a good old-fashioned country cure for an Influenza at tack. Peel a largo Spanish onion, ftlvlde It In'o fourths and put It Into ti saucepan with half a saltspoonful of salt, two ounces of butter and a pint of cold w.ver. Let It simmer Rently t.ntll It Is quite tender, then pour Into a heated bowl, dredge a little pepper over it and eat It as hot as possible before fitting to bed. Followed Husband In Death. A case of a widow burning Is re ported from Margpnr village In tho Hurnal district, India. A woman who lost her husband two or three years nco recently made a funeral pyre, set fire to It and perished In the flames In the presence of a large number of persons. All efforts to dissuade her proved unavailing. The police did not arrive In time to save her life. Tricks That Do Not Pay. The only things that do not pay are nefarious lies, mean deceptions, low trickery, and cheap cunning, or super ficial smartness, nil of which, while undermining systems, soon wear them selves out and by exposing Mielr weak ness In ultimate failure, accentuate the abiding strength and sterling worth of sincerity. Los Angeles Times. "Wolf Children." Most of the known Instances of wolf children have occurred In north ern India. In the Cawnpore and l.ucknow districts wolves have fre quently carried off Infants, nlways males; and while many of them must have been eaten, others have been brought up and educated after the wolf fashion. Gallantry. The average female brain, we learn from a lecture by Dr. Hollander, Is about five ounces lighter than the male brain. It is astonishing what a number of men one meets who, no doubt from motives of gallnntry, lead on" to believe that the matter Is the other way about. London Punch. Examples Influence Boys. Kmerson was right when he said. "We send our boys to school that the teachers may educate them, hut In stead the boys whom they meet there educate them." The greatest Influ ences over boys nro the examples and sent I men Is of their associates. Exchange. Why on Earth? The majority of marriages present for Iho consideration of the curious one or two problems. Tho first Is, "Why on earth that woman married that man?" The second Is. "Why on earth that mnn married that woman?" Harry Pain In The Tatler. Improving on Tennyson. "mils to the right of us. bills to the left of us, bills that are ruinous!" papa dear thundered. "Frightful the charge was made! Senseless the price you paid!" Then on the table laid check for six hundred. Lowell (Mass.) Citizen. Cross Breeding of Plants. It is only within a century that hybridization or the cross breeding of plants has been practiced. Yet It seems to have been In Lord Bacon's mind, as a thing to be achieved, more than 30 years before. Love's Labor Lost. A canvasser who was genially en tertained at a house, finally asked the man who had talked with him for his vote. "I'm not on the register." was the response. "I'm only a bailiff." ltndon Answers. Reversing Things. "A man's hunt for health," said the philosopher, "Is not conducted on the usual rules of races, for he never starts in pursuit of It until he finds It Is already run down." Baltimore American. Don't Worry. Learn to take things as they are marked on the calendar of life. Re member that it Is not to-morrow that you will live, but It Is to-day that you are living. Immense Sums for Charity. London's i,ord Mayors have, during the past decade collected more than $100,000,000 for charitable and benev olent purposes. Shed Antlers Ones a Year. Deer shed their antlers once a year, about midwinter. Ascertaining the ago ol a deer by their antlers is rather uncertain. Aged Silver Inpots. The Bank of England contains sil ver Ingots which have lain In the vaults since 169G. Spanish Nobles. Every fifteenth man In Spain Is a noble. ! Lincoln Institute! 4 ! 5 Y O O o o o MISSOURI STATE SCHOOL FOR COLORED YOUTH BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALIEN, A. M. President. departments: COLLECTS, NORMAL, PREPARATORY, IN DUSTRIAL AND DOMESTIC. COURSES! C.itstlca'., College Preparatory, Normal, Sub-Xormsl, Model Training- School, Musio (Initru nental ar.d Vocal), Drawing-. (Pine Arts and Mechanical), Carpentry, Woodworking-, BlsckhmithiDg-, Machinery, Klioe-making, Farming and Gardening-, Printing, Typewriting, Hewing, Cooking and Laundering. ADVANTAGES) Good Location, Free Tuttlon, New Dormitories with Modem Improvements, Buildings Heated by Steam, Diplomas are licences to teach In any public suhool lo the 4V siaie. a rew ueservmtr atnients are assisted In their efforts to earn their way. All applicants must present testimonials V of good moral character. For further Inform itlon writs to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALLEN, A.M..L.L.D., Pres. r JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI. 040444444 o o o o o o o o o o Uhe St celt zing StoxJe and Hardbuare Co. BmI atovas Mads. l.argat Stock la City. Frier th trfiwaat. Whutnmh mnd Uttmll Ijtntj or.... Veninsutat Steel Ranges, Steel Oven Cook Stoves, Bass Bur nsre, Furnaces, and all goods made by the.. German Heater, Soft Coat Kawhwlft, Cola's Ho Hli.lt, Air Tight for Coat and Wood, I'l.rnon Oak atom, Schtll Htral KangM and rarnaaa TIN WORK Spaolalty A nttr Una of Window and Door Screens and Refrigerator 'Phone 1451. 1329 Grand Ave. Have YOU ever been in Chicago? If m. yun knnw tile extremity convi nient litciitiun of IJV SALT.E STItlCKT STATION. If you are a slninifer In the city, hrtvivver. It la of irreflt Importance that ymi learn iiltnttt thin nuiKnltlri lit and rumpar.itivply new terminal, used Jointly by Itoek lshin.l-t-iMro IJiics-C. R. I. & l Ry. and C & K. I. R. R. It In nearest the heart of the city- elixtely adjoining; the hiiMlnepa Heetlon within eaxy walking distance of State Street shopping center nnd all the prin cipal hotels. Another advant:ie of entering the rlty through I .a Salle Station to the Hecond-Htory viaduct directly connertlng the main waiting-room with the Ele vated Railroad loop-you can reach the North. Northwest West or South 8lden of the city hy elevateil tratnit for u .Went fare WITHOUT DESCKNDI NO TO TUB STRKKT. You thun avoid the dangers and delays of tho great, crowdt.4 city. The Rock Island right-of-way Into Chicago is elevated for more than eight mile out through the sutiurlis. Prompt arrival at Chicago terminal Is thus as sured . Englewood fnion Station, seven miles out. affords ready access to southern tmliurhs all through trains stop here. Summ. r excursion tickets to Chicago on sale at nil points In Kansas, Ne braska, and Colorado dully, June t to September SO. Rate: Fare and one-third for the round trip, with minimum of SJO. Full details from d. A. STEWART, Ceneral Agent Passenger Department, , 412-413 Bryant Building, KANSAS CITY. MO. European Plan All Modern Improvements HOTEL McRAY 721-723 Charlotte St., K. C, Mo Room and Board 15.00 per week. Rooms without Hoard 2. Blnjfls Meals 25 cents. Hot and Cold ltaths Included. 0EN MctUY, Prop, and Mgr. KELLEYS G FLOUR 1 HIGH PATENT Kelley's Best Beats all the Rest. Kelley Milling Co. K 0 Cs S A TUT m .bbbb. m & maaa - Mil UarSH iIn MAKES' HARSH ' STUBBORN HAIR SOFT AND PLIANT REMOVES DANDRUFF PROMOTES THE GROWTH OPTHC HAIR PREVENTS it TRon SPLITTING AND BREAKING OFF Not New or Experimental, but an Old, Reliable Preparation of Proven Merit. Nalaen'a Hatlr Draislna ' " ,d"' H,,r Pomade. It eonulns no stront;, d.ngerou. cnemic.la that can ia any m-y injure tht halt. You can ue it juat aa Ions aa you winh, or atop It any time wil hout any bad effect.. It dw a not affect the color of the hair. N.Iian't Hats Droaotsiat aoftena banh, ttubborn, refractory hair, pro vents it from becoming dry and brittle, and enable, yn to do it np in any at vie con.iatent with ita length, at the ant time living it that rich, gloasy look to much deaired. . A Hlr Grower weconiider N.li.n'i Hatlr Drosoinat the equal of anything made. It .upilie. the needed oil di-ectlv to the rootnof the h.ir, uoftenaand invigorate, the acalp, thereby removing dandruff and promoting the growth of the hair. Btopa the hair from falling out. breaking off and .putting at the end., which U nearly alwaya due to lack of natural oil in the hair. Nation's Hair Crossing la an excellent remedy for all kinds of Scalp Diseate. .uch as Tetter, Itcniug ana scaling of the Scalp, Dandruff, &c, Nolaon'a Hair Droastna delightfully perfumed; p'it up In hnndaome 4-ounce .quare tin bxe. (like oi.e .howl in cull, and aold everywhere bv druggi.t. and agent, at cent a h-x. If von cannot find it In your hn. acid ua y cent, in .tamp, and wc will mail you a full tiit bos, pottage paid. Addre... Nelson Manufacturing Co., Richmond, Va. WE WANT GOOD AGENTS. WRITE FOR PRICES, TERMS, ETC. 41 Maine Anchor Our new Spring Goods Have Arrived in the most Com plete Styles for Men. Suits Hats Shoes and Furnishing Goods cOjif oNE price SAM. H. FINKELSTEIN, Prop. Stetson Hats $1.50 Cleaned and Blocked. Our Motto: "YOUR MONEY'S WORTH" IOS (Via. In Street, Kansas as City tWO "Hot Springs Special" Long looked for Improved Train 8ervlce between Kansas City and Hot Springs, Arkansas, and return dally, la now provided for by the 5 4. Ma i 53 9: al S: a. Leaving Kansaa City at 11:00 a. m. dally. Arrive In Hot 8prlngs to Breakfast This train runs via Paola, Garnett, Neodeaha, Indepen dence (Kan.), Coffeyvllle, Ft 8mith and Little Rock. Through Sleepers and Chair Cara (all aeata free) to Hot 8prlngs. A special feature on this "Hot Springs 8peclal" la the Elegant Dining Cara. This train connecta at Little Rock with the Iron Mountain Trains for all Southeastern Points In Arkansas, Louisiana and Texaa. Hot Springs Night Express 9:35 p. m. dally. For Excursion Tickets, Sleeping Car Bertha and all Information, call or address E. S. JEWETT, Gen l Agt. Passenger Dept. 901 Main Street. KANSAS CITY MO. Home Telephone 6327 Main. Bell Telephone 740' Hickory M. Urancato & Bro. Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fresh and Salt Meats, Oysters and Game in Season 211 W. 6th St. m -ii a.-. Kit v H omt PAona 3393 !